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Never think that Srimati Radha Rani is Fictitious.

Srimati Radha-Rani, the eternal, transcendental expansion of Sri Krsna Govinda is none other than Sri Krsna himself. But how to believe on it. People in today’s age of the Kali-Yuga need an assured evidence of the existence of any entity. They believe on Krsna because they can find Krsna in the texts. We, the devotees don’t do that. For us our spiritual master, their experiences, their teachings, their philosophy is the base of knowing to the truth. For example, if you are chanting Hare…

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ISKCON Australia’s First Community Services Conference

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By Krishnarupa Devi Dasi & Hladini Devi Dasi



On 1 June 2019, devotees from various temples in Australia attended a one-day conference on New Govardhana farm, Murwillumbah, Northern New South Wales. Presenters at the conference were devotees who are developing…

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Prudence is Wisdom in Action by Bhaktimarga Swami

Fernando is this nice kind of guy who is great with his hands when it comes to renos. He’s also a good, safe driver, so I liked the fact that he agreed to take Karuna, Connor and myself for a ride to the starting point of our morning walk.  The exact location for the start was the very place where I finished walking on the Bruce Trail in the Grimsby area last fall.
 
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The all Powerful and Independent Holy Name by Varun Gogna

Chanting the holy names of the lord is the most profound method in this age of Kali to rise above the influences of Maya. To engage in Harinama Sankirtana is definitely the only viable process of freeing ourselves from this precarious position we have implicated ourselves in within this material world. Inaugurated by Lord Caitanya who then empowered his pure devotee, His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila…

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Cause of all Causes by Chirag Dangarwala

Cause and Effect are the natural phenomenon in this material world. Every Cause is followed by an Effect and every Effect has a Cause.  This phenomenon of cause and effect is explained in Vedic texts as well as in the modern science alike. Newton’s law states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction and similarly in Vedanta Sutra, the Cause and effect phenomenon is explained in great detail. Knowing this…

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On things Quantum by Rasaraja dasa

Thanks to many popular books and articles, the mysteries of quantum theory are now quite widely familiar even amongst the non-scientific public. Heisenberg’s uncertainty relations (one cannot ‘simultaneously know’ both position and momentum of a particle beyond a certain inaccuracy), Schrodinger cat paradox (quantum cats capable of being both dead and alive, simultaneously) are known, at least by name, to many.…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 17.26-27

TEXTS 26-27
sad-bhave sadhu-bhave ca

sad ity etat prayujyate

prasaste karmani tatha

sac-chabdah partha yujyate

yajne tapasi dane ca

sthitih sad iti cocyate

karma caiva tad-arthiyam

sad ity evabhidhiyate…

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nirjala ekadasi

Pandav Bhim Ekadasi Vrat Katha – Nirjala Ekadashi Fasting Story



Pandav Bhima Ekadashi, also known as Nirjala Ekadasi, falls on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha in the Jyeshta month (May – June). The story of Pandav Bhim Ekadasi is associated with Bhima, the second Pandava brother. The importance of Pandav Bhim Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana. In 2010, Nirjala Ekadasi is observed on June 22.





The four Pandava brothers – Yudhisthira, Arjuna,…

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Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi

Ekadashi means eleventh day of waxing or waning moon. Therefore, two Ekadashis fall in every month. Usually on Ekadashis, the devotees undertake fasting. Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi observed on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of Moon (shukla-paksha) in the month of Jyeshtha (May-June) is called Nirjala Ekadashi because on that day the observer of the vrata should not drink even water. Since the vrata observed is in the month of Jyeshtha, it is known as Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi as…
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Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis out of all twenty four Ekadashis in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without water and any type of food. Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat is the toughest among all Ekadashi fast due to strict fasting rules. Devotees abstain not only from food but also from water while observing Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat.

According to Hindu epic Mahabharata, one day Saint Vyasa went to visit Pandavas and the…
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Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi Mahatmya Listen Audio in Hindi and English

English Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi Mahatmya without Music

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Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi



 

Read more about Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi on www.harekrishnacalendar.com

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Two Minds by Bhaktimarga Swami



I did a meagre three kilometre walk with partner, Karuna, along busy but shady streets. Much later, upon arrival at the home of Dharma and Manasi, my eyes walked over the words of Volume Two of Shamasundar’s book, Chasing Rhinos With the Swami.  Like his first volume of…
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Economics of Mayapur by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is mahā-vadānyāya – He is most magnanimous. Devotees are also magnanimous where they will give gifts and receive gifts – dadāti pratigṛhṇāti (Nectar of Instruction, Text 4). This is an important point of the loving exchange of generosity and it is such generosity which is our trademark. 

In the cause of working on the master plan for Mayapur, we came across a man called Charles…

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Multi Award-Winning Govinda’s London Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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By Madhava Smullen 

As ISKCON UK anniversaries come thick and fast, Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant in London is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, snapping up a steady flow of awards and celebrity endorsements and…

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Appearance Day of Srimati Gangamata Gosvamini

She was the only daughter of King Naresanarayana of Puntiya in the district of Rajsahi (now in Bangladesh).

During her childhood she was called Saci.

She was endowed with a religious temperament from youth and within a short time Saci became conversant with Vyakarana, Kavya and various scriptures.

When Saci grew up, her beauty and grace charmed everyone.

However, Saci…

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Why is it so difficult to find people who will take responsibility?

Answer by Niranjana Swami

[Question]: Managers have to deal with some unpleasant things like problems and financial crisis or whatever, and then if they get more in to spiritual life, they are generally losing inspiration for dealing with these things. Why is it happening? It’s one way or the other way—why is it happening like that? Devotees in general, they don’t…

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What Are You Doing for Cow Protection? By HH Sivarama Swami

Krsi goraksya vanijya. Krsi means ploughing or agriculture and goraksya, cow protection. These are the staples of society, this is what people live on. All living entities subsist on grains. So the ksatriyas may direct and instruct people, the brahmanas may perform their yajnas, but if they don’t eat then giving shelter or instruction is not going to work.

That eating is therefore the most…

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Choosing to Fall Down by Mahatma das

What is falldown? Breaking the four regulative principles or giving up devotional service is generally referred to as falldown. Although this is the main focus of this article, the principles I discuss relate to positively dealing with any kind of setback in spiritual life.

Falldown happens to many devotees and it can be discouraging. It can even cause one to give up.

“Women and wealth are very difficult problems for the…

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